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Chiefs for Change is a nonprofit network of diverse state and district education Chiefs dedicated to preparing all students for today’s world and tomorrow’s. We advocate for the policies and practices working for students, facilitate a robust system of peer-to-peer advising among our members, and sustain a pipeline of the next generation of Chiefs. Join us in making tomorrow’s generation better than today’s!

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BELOW ARE THE CURRENT JOB LISTINGS TO WORK WITH CHIEFS FOR CHANGE

ADVOCACY AND POLICY ASSOCIATE

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info@chiefsforchange.org

What We Are Looking for:

Chiefs for Change is seeking an experienced professional to join our Advocacy & Policy team as an Associate. The right candidate should be an excellent writer, have outstanding program and project management experience, and a passion for education policy and practice.

Within those parameters, Chiefs for Change will consider candidates with a wide variety of skills, with a strong preference for candidates with experience working within district or state agencies or candidates with an education consulting background. Experience in education policy and practice, especially in the areas of high-quality curriculum, school choice, accountability, or postsecondary access and success, is a plus.

This is a remote position with a preference for the person to be based in the Washington D.C. area.

 

Responsibilities

As a member of the Advocacy & Policy team, the Associate will assist with the organization’s policy and advocacy related programming; provide supports across our network of members, draft policy summaries and briefs, develop presentations and talking points, and perform due diligence, research and policy analysis, and related data analyses. Additionally, s/he will play a key role in developing and advancing the overall policy and advocacy strategy.

  • Ensure program quality and assist with project management duties, program functions, and development.
  • Work closely with senior leaders at Chiefs for Change to create recommendations, detailed timelines and project plans for programming, strategy work, and new initiatives.
  • Perform research on policy and practices related to CFC programming such as leading and developing a comprehensive landscape analysis on key priorities.
  • Identify innovative policy solutions and best practices from local, state, and national resources to help design programs.
  • Track and analyze relevant legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Analyze policy and practice design options based on organizational goals.
  • Create and deliver presentation materials and analyses for senior leadership and CFC members.
  • Prepare support materials, notes, and agendas for conference calls and meetings.
  • Develop presentations, brochures, and other materials to support CFC programs.
  • Create charts, graphs, infographics, and other materials to visualize data.
  • Coordinate with counterparts in other organizations to develop strategic partners for CFC.
  • Provide scheduling, travel planning, logistics and on-site support, as needed.

 

Requirements

Candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines
  • Collaborative working style and team player attitude
  • Passionate about Chiefs for Change’s mission and vision
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Experience using Google Apps (e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; 3 -5 years of professional experience

 

Candidates skills and experience may include one or more of the following:

  • Experience developing programming for senior education leaders, educators, or policy practitioners
  • Project management of complex new initiatives in education or other settings
  • Experience with professional services or consulting firm in education or other sectors
  • Experience with legislative and regulatory processes (e.g., bill drafting, policy analysis), ideally within the education sector

The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to info@chiefsforchange.org. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process. We believe diversity is a source of strength and welcome applicants of all religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (GRANT WRITER)

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info@chiefsforchange.org

Chiefs for Change (CFC) is seeking a highly organized individual with outstanding writing skills, a strong interest in grant writing and reporting, and a passion for educational equity to help CFC advance its work. CFC will consider candidates with a wide variety of skills, with a preference for candidates with experience working with nonprofits. This is a remote position with a preference for the person to be based in the Washington D.C. area.

As an integral member of the development team, the Development Associate (Grant Writer) will report to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development to solidify and grow our funder base. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and tracking all development activities and supporting limited event logistics across the organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Draft high-quality written materials for funders, including grant reports, proposals, letters of inquiry, presentations, and funder emails
  • Conduct consistent, timely, and accurate research, working with the development team to evaluate foundation, corporate, federal, and individual grant prospects
  • Review and analyze key grant metrics and performance data for synthesizing and reporting
  • Organize, manage, and maintain the development database to record and track relevant project/funder information including priorities and deadlines
  • Co-lead internal meetings and keep internal and external meeting notes up-to-date to ensure strong prioritization of funders and relationship management
  • Collect and synthesize information and data regarding CFC programs for grant reports, proposals, and supplementary materials
  • Maintain all CFC contact lists, including funder lists, member lists, and general stakeholder lists
  • Attend external events to build new funder relationships for CFC

 

Requirements

Candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional written communicator; specifically can write compellingly about our organization, mission, and goals and effectively tailor messaging to different audiences
  • Passionate about Chiefs for Change’s mission and vision
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Experience using Google Apps (i.e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; 3 -5 years of professional experience

 

About You

  • You are a clear and effective communicator (both written and verbal), you’re exceptional at sharing, translating, and directing information to teams and external partners in a virtual work environment
  • You have exemplary writing and research skills, including the ability to synthesize multiple sources of information and adapt it to different audiences
  • You are a professional multi-tasker, with top-notch project management and organization skills, lightning-fast reaction times and a meticulous attention to detail
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines
  • You thrive in a collaborative working style and have team player attitude with a keen sense of curiosity and determination to pursue goals
  • You have an appetite for working through ambiguity and leading through change
  • You have a growth mindset and are always seeking new opportunities to improve your work
  • You are aware of the latest trends in the K-12 education landscape and eager to apply new knowledge

The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

To Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to info@chiefsforchange.org. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process. We believe diversity is a source of strength and welcome applicants of all religions, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

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info@chiefsforchange.org

What We Are Looking for:

Do you have a passion for educational equity and an interest in disrupting the status quo? Do you tweet, share, and post to social media in your sleep? We’re looking for someone with a strong interest in social media marketing and someone who is excited about and understands education policy and advocacy. The social media intern will work with CFC’s Associate as well as team members across different departments to implement the organization’s social media strategy. The intern will maintain CFC’s presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our members and the organization’s beliefs. In addition, s/he will regularly analyze and report on the activity on social media networks as well as the CFC website. Our small team is hands on and would expect you to jump right in.

Responsibilities

Social Media

  • Build and manage CFC’s social media profiles and presence on Twitter and other relevant channels.
  • Posts updates, news, and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content.
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our members and posts it to our accounts in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
  • Update social media accounts with photos, videos, or other content from CFC activities and events.
  • Responds to posts or comments to bring value to user’s interactions.
  • Grows CFC online social networks by increasing followers and interactions.
  • Completes other social media projects as assigned.

Research

  • Observes the online activity of model organizations; researches and reports on social media best practices.
  • Completes other research projects as assigned.

Analytics and Reporting

  • Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the CFC website.
  • Uses Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity on the CFC Twitter page.
  • Reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach and social media ROI.

Requirements

Candidates must be either graduate level students or undergraduate level students with a minimum of junior status or recent graduates within six months of completing their degrees. Other requirements include:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge.
  • A passion for local and state education policy and practice.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be effective independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as research abilities.
  • Sense of humor, strong work ethic, “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • An innovator that is not afraid to present big ideas and think outside the box.
  • Experience using Google Apps (i.e. Gmail, calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Preferred: Experience in K-12 public education, education reform, or related field.

Eligibility

We require that you have your own computer or laptop to complete projects and tasks. Interns work up to 10 hours per week.

To apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter that includes your work availability to info@chiefsforchange.org. Please use the following naming conventions: CoverLetter_FirstNameLastName and Resume_FirstNameLastName and save the documents as pdf files. If available, please provide links to your website, blog, twitter handle, or portfolio. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process.

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